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Author Archives: Edward Dunne
Masaki Kashiwara has been awarded the 2018 Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences.
INSPIRE, the information system for high energy physics run by CERN, DESY, Fermilab, SLAC, and IHEP, now has links to the MathSciNet entries for over 86,000 papers in their database. The linking is only one way (INSPIRE ⇒ MathSciNet). Thanks are … Continue reading
Every year on or around Otto Neugebauer’s birthday (May 26), Mathematical Reviews has a little birthday party for him, the founder of Mathematical Reviews. I like it because it is a chance to remind ourselves that our founder did not give … Continue reading
Google is honoring Carl Friedrich Gauss today (April 30, 2018) with a Google Doodle, in honor of his birthday. Although Mathematical Reviews didn’t start until 1940, or 84 years after Gauss had died, he has an author profile in MathSciNet and … Continue reading
Robert Langlands has been awarded the Abel Prize for 2018. His work known as the Langlands Program is widely reported on in the news items for the prize, and justifiably so. On a very deep level, the program relates number … Continue reading
Stephen Hawking was one of the most gifted and most famous scientists of the last fifty years. His science demonstrated a blend of technical ability and intuition. Hawking’s best-known results concern black holes. His earliest work was on singularities in … Continue reading
Andrew Ranicki has died. Ranicki was a topologist, with particular expertise in algebraic surgery. Indeed, Ranicki had the unusual title of Professor of Algebraic Surgery at the University of Edinburgh. (Andrew was a special case for almost everything.) His two … Continue reading
Juan Meza has been appointed as the new director of the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) of the NSF, as of February 20, 2018. Meza works in scientific computing and numerical analysis. Before coming to the NSF, he was at University of … Continue reading
MathSciNet now has an auto-suggest feature for Author Searches and Journal Searches. The feature uses the databases themselves to help you with your searches.
Mathematical Reviews will be at the JMM in San Diego. There is always a lot going on at the meetings: invited lectures, special sessions, editorial meetings, exhibits, and the chance to connect with old friends. Mathematical Reviews is planning several … Continue reading